Shaela just turned one year old. We made it to one year of breastfeeding, with no signs of slowing down! We also donated 150 oz. to the Mother's Milk Bank of New England. We're happily co-sleeping and won't stop until she's ready. I've worked full-time 7 out of those 12 months, pumping 3 times a day.
So, thank you 0-3 months forum! I read you in the wee hours during those first few weeks that despite my joy brought me to tears of depression and loneliness ( I didn't know about the necessity of co-sleeping, yet, thanks to the hospital putting the fear in me!) I swear I had PTSD after an all-natural delivery! This forum helped me when we had the wrong latch, and when I didn't know how to pump or when I just needed a pat on the back for doing everything right. It's all so overwhelming for a new mom, but now it's second nature. My baby will be smarter, healthier and happier thanks to all of you! You're amazing women!
Laura and Shaela